School Entrance Tests banned
In a major relief to parents seeking admission for their wards into schools, the Government on Friday issued orders banning entrance examinations and interviews for admissions from 1st standard to 8th standard in all types of schools.
Those violating the norms will be punished with a fine of 25,000 and 50,000 for every deviation thereafter.
The order comes in the wake of Government of India enacting Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which has come into effect from 1st April, 2010.
This Act prohibits screening tests for admission into schools till 8th class apart from collection of capitation fee.
As per the Government Orders, during the admission period every year the school has to notify admissions.
Applications on plain paper will also have to be accepted. Vigilance Cells will be constituted during the period of admission process from 15th April, 2010 to 11th September, 2011 every year to monitor implementation of the RTE Act.